In the fast-paced, high-stakes world of manufacturing you can’t afford to make mistakes. You must always have the right tool for the right job. We’re the same way. With decades of experience in candidate placement we’ve refined a process to vet talent to ensure the best placement, guaranteed. We have worked a for a wide variety of businesses since 2002, from Fortune 50 to startups. We love to solve complex hiring needs with stellar candidates at well regarded companies, but we also love the fast-paced energy of a small up and comer.

Vetting and Delivery

Every candidate is put through a rigorous vetting process and references are checked prior to presentations. We recognize that each of our customers is looking for very specific things in the right candidate and we are proud that our first presentation is the candidate selected over 50% of the time. We never waste your time with “filler” candidates. Our clients say that our presentation notes beat other recruiters hands down, without all of the overblown psychological buzzwords that some blue chip firms weigh their presentations down with.


We don’t stop our service after the placement, checking back with the candidate and the hiring manager every 30 days to make sure that the assimilation meets the expectations of all involved. We find this works out kinks before they become big problems and saves everyone a lot of time. With retention rates over 70% in the last ten years, our clients love that our candidates are truly built to improve their businesses for the future.


Most important, Career Kaizen guarantees your successful search result. Our guarantee means our services are never finalized until your ideal candidate accepts the job and shows up for work.

Our services are retained and our pricing model is based on a gradual flat fee. What you pay depends on the target salary band of the position. Our fees range from $10,000 to $50,000. On average, we save companies 33-44% on what our competitors charge. For “C” level positions, we’ve saved businesses 50% or more on what they would have paid blue chip retained firms for senior management placements.

Many recruiters claim that their customer satisfaction and return rates are high, but our best client decided to hire us to build and manage their new talent acquisition function after a 10-year relationship. Also, several candidates we’ve placed have in turn used us exclusively to hire their teams after they experienced our stringent vetting standard and process.

Going to the Gemba 

We want to see where our candidates will be working, so a client visit is usually required for us to do our best work. It also helps us sell your opportunity to prospective candidates. Some of our clients say that we sell their opportunities better than they do. There is no hiring need too challenging for our team!